Joe Wicks sweats buckets after dressing as Spider-Man for daily PE lesson

Julia Hunt
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Screengrab from Joe Wicks' YouTube
Screengrab from Joe Wicks' YouTube

Body Coach Joe Wicks had fans in a flutter as he conducted his daily PE class dressed as Spider-Man.

The fitness guru has been holding weekday fitness sessions for children who are off school as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and countless parents and grandparents have also been joining in.

Friday’s workout was a special fancy dress session to round off the week and Wicks opted to don a superhero costume.

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Fans were impressed with the star’s “Spidey kicks” and “Spidey lunges”, with many posting messages on social media calling him “brilliant”.

“Thank you to Joe Wicks, you are bringing fun every day to our life,” said one grateful fan, while others called him “an inspiration”.

Plenty of Wicks’ followers also wore fancy dress for the special workout.

One person shared a clip of someone in a giant unicorn suit alongside a little Batman.

Another pair took part as Peter Pan and his shadow.

There was even a Bagpuss following the star’s moves.

TV star Lisa Riley shared a picture of her nephews as The Flash and Harry Potter, writing: “THANK YOU so so so much @thebodycoach PE with Joe Wicks, this mornings work out is just MEGA.”

Les Dennis shared a picture of a child – presumably his young son – dressed as Spider-Man, alongside someone dressed as a tiger.

“Thank you Joe Wicks. You are such an inspiration,” he wrote.

Wicks started the 30-minute sessions on his YouTube channel last week after declaring that he wanted to be “the nation’s PE teacher”, and kids and adults across the country have been joining in.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Joe Wicks aka 'The Body Coach' visits Heat Radio on January 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Joe Wicks aka 'The Body Coach' visits Heat Radio on January 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Some fans from abroad have even been tuning in for the workouts.

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Wicks told The Guardian he was “over the moon” about how the sessions have taken off.